Brussels, Trade union experts are being designated to reinforce workers’ rights in the supply chain of the world’s largest fashion retailer, Inditex, in an agreement signed with IndustriALL Global Union today.
20 April will be the tenth anniversary of the tragedy at the Lázaro Cárdenas steel plant, Mexico. Two workers were killed in a federal and state security forces operation to evict them from the plant.
The first meeting of the Bangladesh national monitoring committee was held in Dhaka on 21–22 April 2016 to discuss the implementation of the global framework agreement (GFA).
The UK government has confirmed that it is willing to take a 25 per cent stake in the troubled Tata Steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, as part of a rescue package.
On 20 April, Italian metalworkers held a massive successful mobilization during a four-hour national strike across the country.
IndustriALL participated in a high level OECD meeting held in Brussels to address the crisis in the steel industry.
By Jenny Holdcroft, policy director at IndustriALL Global Union.
As one of the worst industrial disasters in recent history, the Rana Plaza factory collapse is a reminder that disregarding human and labour rights can cost lives. Three years on, Bangladesh’s garment industry is starting to feel the benefits of the Accord on Fire and Safety in Bangladesh.
The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017.
Unions raised their voice at Bosch through the company’s World Works Council on 12-14 April, in Abstatt, Germany.
On 19 April 2016, meeting in Rome, trade unions representing Finmeccanica workers established a new global network to coordinate and build workers’ power.
DNO has used the ongoing war and deteriorating political situation in Yemen to avoid responsibility for its staff.
Strong and sustainable industrial policy is required to tackle the challenges of the Industry 4.0, said unions at the IndustriALL Global Union’s steering committee on information and communication technologies (ICT), electrical & electronics on 6-7 April in Tokyo, Japan.
Toxic gas inhalation causes death of one shipbreaking worker with another battling for life.
With the support of the IndustriALL South East Asia regional office, 13 federations affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union participated in a national forum held on 12 April at Quezon City, Philippines. The forum was aimed at setting a labour agenda advocating a sustainable industrial policy.
Oil unions call for indefinite strike after Kuwaiti Petroleum Corporation unilaterally imposes new conditions.
Over 60 participants representing automotive workers in several transnational companies (TNCs) and their suppliers in the MENA region, gathered in Casablanca on 15 and 16 of March 2016 to look at ways of improving working conditions in the auto supply chain.
28 April is International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers. Let’s put pressure on countries to ratify ILO Convention 176, and end the safety crisis in mining!
IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Pakistan have been protesting in cities across the country calling for compensation for victims of the country’s worst-ever industrial accident.
India’s central trade unions are calling on workers, peasants and citizens to join general strike on 2 September 2016 to defend workers’ rights.